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Geriatric GI Dilemmas: Insights and Tools from a Clinical Gastroenterologist


Faculty:
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Duration:
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 10, 2020
Product Code:
RNV078220
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Have you ever encountered these patient situations in your practice?  

  • Margaret, age 82, comes to your office for a screening colonoscopy.  She is very healthy and has never had a previous screening colonoscopy. Should she have one?
  • Joan, age 74, had a normal screening colonoscopy 3 years ago and now has rectal bleeding. She asks you what to do now.
  • Sam, age 86, has been hospitalized twice in the past three years for bleeding duodenal ulcers. He stopped his Proton Pump Inhibitor because he read that it causes dementia and heart attacks…

In just one hour of time…discover the answers to these and many other GI dilemmas from expert Peter Buch, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP.  Dr. Buch’s approach is case based, practical, very interactive and fun.  You are guaranteed to acquire new clinical tools and insights to help you address the unique GI challenges with your geriatric patients.

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Faculty

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP Related seminars and products: 2


Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with over 30 years of specialty experience to draw from. He completed his internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. His current practice is in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has assembled a team that treats all GI conditions. "We pride ourselves on giving each patient the time and care they need," says Dr. Buch. This has resulted in outstanding patient evaluations and much better outcomes. 
Dr. Buch has a passion for teaching. His expertise has been shared with experienced clinicians and advanced level students. He teaches at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University and the University of Connecticut APRN School. Dr. Buch's style is case-based, practical, very interactive and fun. Upon completion of his seminar, you will have a virtual toolbox of new clinical ideas. He ALWAYS learns from his audiences and looks forward to learning with you! 
Speaker Disclosures: 
Financial: Peter Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; and at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an Association Professor at Frank H. Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University. Dr. Buch receives a speaking honorarium from AbbVie Synergy Pharmaceuticals. Peter Buch receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 
Non-financial: Peter Buch is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology where he serves on the FDA Committee and the Patient Care Committee. 
Content Disclosure: 
Dr. Buch references the use of antidepressants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome; and the controversial use of Fibrotest to evaluate patients with fatty liver disease who may have fibrosis of the liver. Dr. Buch indicates he wishes to present a fair and balanced approach to practitioners regarding such practices.


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Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Develop a plan of care when a screening colonoscopy is not an option for a patient.
  2. Analyze special GI considerations through geriatric case studies.

Outline

Special Considerations in the Elderly 

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
  • Constipation
  • Colonoscopic Evaluations
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • What practical steps can we use to safely treat this patient group?
  • What pitfalls must we avoid?

Colonoscopy is Not for Everyone/Alternative Pros and Cons

  • Guaiac Tests
  • FIT Tests
  • Cologuard Tests
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • At what age should we stop utilizing screening colonoscopies?

What are Alarm Symptoms? 

  • How are they useful in my practice?

How safe are Proton Pump Inhibitors?

  • Are we overprescribing PPIs?

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

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